One more year, Porcelanosa Grupo presented its Architecture and Interior Design Awards last night. Prizes that this year celebrate its tenth edition and were born to encourage creative activity in interior design and architecture.
The appointment was in an iconic enclave, the Stock Exchange Palace. A building that dressed up to host the event, with a welcome cocktail in the Hall of Lost Steps, and a gala dinner (by chef Quique Dacosta) in the Parque de la Bolsa itself, where The awards were also delivered.
Who were the winners?
After dinner, the time we all expected was: to know the names of the winners of the 2017 edition of these awards. On the one hand, the future project awards, granted to the works that were presented with the challenge of carrying out the distribution and interior architecture of a “Work Studio” that would bring together a commercial premises with a restaurant. On the other, the awards for projects already completed in which Porcelanosa Group materials have been used.
- Category of Future Projects Student Section, the first prize went to Immaculate Piqueres Díez and Augusto González Bello, with an innovative project of offices located on the outskirts of Madrid.
A project formed by four volumes of simple design that revolve around a central courtyard and that turns to the environment to look for a feeling of spaciousness and union with nature.
- Future Projects category, Professionals section. The first prize went to the hands of Ismael Dris Martínez De Tejada, from ARQVI Architecture and Visualization Studio.
The winning project starts from a continuous space of increasing volume in its development, the initial piece of double Krion with polyurethane core that folds in a spiral generating different communicated rooms that give way to each other.
- Category Fulfilled projects. The first prize was won by José Manuel SanzFor a project that will surely be familiar to many, the project of Tourist offices of the city of Madrid, located in the Plaza del Callao, Paseo del Prado, Paseo de Recoletos, Plaza Emperor Carlos V and Plaza de Lima.
The tourist information kiosks in Madrid are singular pieces that are recognizable for tourists, and that have an agile, light and transparent design to integrate them into the city and so that they can adapt to very different urban spaces.
- In addition, during the awards ceremony, special mentions were also given to Juan Antonio Gómez Pintado for his professional and personal career, and to Emilio Tuñón Fernández for his contribution to the development of Spanish Architecture throughout the world.
A most interesting night with architecture and interior design as great protagonists!